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A Night of Holiday Music & Smiles!

The community is invited to join us for a night of holiday music and smiles with Nashville recording artist Katie Quick!

Tune in to to the KEYS Program Facebook page on Monday, Dec 13th at 7pm!

The concert is FREE and open to the public!

Live streamed on Katie's FB page and the KEYS Program FB page too!

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Attention KEYS Families!
Join us for KEYS Annual Holiday Smiles Party !

Hey KEYS Families!

Put on your favorite holiday pajamas, grab some cookies and cocoa and join us for KEYS annual Holiday Smiles Party with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Music with Corey Sunday, Dec 12th at 6pm via zoom!

6-6:30pm we will be singing and dancing to your holiday favorites with Music with Corey

6:30pm Each child will get to talk with Santa and Mrs. Claus to share their Christmas wishes!

7pm Mrs. Claus will do a special Christmas cookie toast and read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" as we wind down the wonderful night!

***PARENTS! Be sure to RSVP to info@thekeysprogram.org or give us a call at 315-363-6446 NO LATER THAN DEC 10th to get your zoom link!

Upcoming Concert!

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 Nov 29th Concert Replay!

"Smiles for Krish"
featuring Katie Quick!

Sponsored by CNY Arts, The Hartford & the Tony Stewart Foundation

Last Week's Concert!

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Make a donation of any size and give a smile today!

Whether $5, 10, $25 or $50 ...together we will deliver SMILES!

KEYS Annual Smile Campaign!

These times are tough for all of us. But for our KEYS families, it is even more difficult, isolating and scary. 

At KEYS, it's all about the smiles...and during these difficult times, we are working harder than ever to continue to provide music, comfort and hope to our KEYS kids...and to keep those smiles shining!

 What are some ways your kind donation creates smiles?

Your $25 donation provides one Smile Kit for a newly diagnosed KEYS kid with funny glasses, kazoos and other fun stuff to make them smile!

Your $50 donation provides one FREE Music Therapy session for one KEYS kid!

Your $100 donation provides FREE ukuleles & rhythm instrument kits so KEYS kids can continue to make music at home!

Your $250 donation provides a Monday Night Smile Concert that celebrates a KEYS kids & their family on Facebook Live!

Our Smile Campaign GOAL:

 $5,000!

Double the smiles! From now until Dec 31, 2021 all donations will be matched by a KEYS donor!

How cool is that!?

We would love for you to help us bring SMILES to these amazing superheroes and their siblings!

Special Concert to Benefit KEYS & Celebrating KEYS Kid Erika featuring SIRSY!

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We are SO excited to host a special concert to benefit the KEYS Program and celebrate our KEYS kid Erika with the amazing band SIRSY Monday, Dec 20th at 7pm!

 

The concert will be LIVE on Facebook streamed from SIRSY's Facebook page!

It is a FREE concert with donations being accepted throughout the concert to benefit the KEYS Program!

Mel and Rich from the amazing band SIRSY know what the cancer battle is like. Lead singer & drummer Melanie is a 2 time breast cancer survivor and is passionate about support others going through the journey. They have been long smile creators here at the KEYS Program, sharing their music, love and talents to bring BIG smiles to our KEYS kiddos!

 

After all...it's all about the smiles!

Did you know SIRSY is donation 10% of sales of their Brave and Kind Shirts to KEYS this month too?

We are SO excited to have SIRSY partner with the KEYS Program on their “Brave and Kind” tees & tanks!

 

They will donate 10% of sales to the KEYS Program (a charity that helps kids with cancer).


Get yours now and wear it at the concert! Just go to  https://sirsy.com/shop/

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Smiles for Ella!

We want to send a BIG thank you to Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids for creating this super-fun and super-awesome video for our KEYS kiddo Ella! 

Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids are an amazing! Their dad Colt teaches the kids a song in the morning, they play it a couple times and then record it in the evening. It is SO awesome!  Check out their website at www.theclarkfamilycreative.com

(Watch the awesome video they did for Ella and just TRY not to smile!)

Smile Concert Series!

Tune-in to the KEYS Program facebook page each Monday night at 7pm to enjoy a LIVE concert by our amazing line up of featured artists from across the country! 

 

Each concert celebrates and honors one of our KEYS kids and their family!

Don't worry if you miss it! All of the concerts are saved on our KEYS Kids Network page for pediatric cancer patients, their families and the community to enjoy all year long!

The BEST part? 

We can share smiles with our KEYS kids whether they are tuning-in from home, while in treatment

or the hospital!

Now that makes us smile!

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"Backstage" Meet 'n Greet for the KEYS Kids!

Before each concert, we host a private Meet 'n Greet via zoom for the KEYS kids and their families who we are celebrating! 

The kids LOVE meeting the artists who are performing for them...and the artists LOVE meeting the kiddos too!

It makes the Smile Concert even more special. magical and smile-filled for everyone!

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Music Lessons Make Great Gifts!

This year, you can give the gift of music to a family member, and create BIG smiles for our KEYS kids at the same time!

Simply purchase music lessons for a child, grandchild or even yourself --- and proceeds enable us to provide free music therapy and respite days for kids impacted by cancer and serious illnesses! 

We have a special holiday giving offer of just $200 for 6 lessons! ($40 off our regular rate)

Music lessons make a GREAT holiday gift --- and the smiles you create make it even more special!

Gift certificate are available for the holidays!

Contact us at 315-363-6446 or info@thekeysprogram.org!

KEYS Smile Experience Coming to a Track Near YOU in 2022!

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To keep our KEYS kids healthy and smiling, we had to pause our Smile Experience program temporarily during the pandemic. Our board and staff has been taking this time to create new ways of making the Smile Experience even more fun and more memorable for our KEYS kids and families (if you can believe it can be even better than it was)!

 

Our smile crew has been busy this Fall, meeting with race tracks across the state, so we can bring our motorsports camp to more kids.  We are investing in adding new karts so kids who outgrow the .25 midgets can keep participating...and maybe even some parents too!  We are applying for grants and seeking sponsors for a new hauler, so when we arrive at the track, we have everything the families need, including; our hospitality area, driver instruction area, driver changing area, air conditioned race medical area to tend to our KEYS kids medical needs, space to carry equipment, overnight lodging for our crew and so much more!

 

We can't wait until you see what we have rockin' for 2022! Stay tuned for more details in the coming months! In the meantime, enjoy these great videos from some of our past Smile Experiences! We hope they make you smile! After all --- it's all about the smiles!

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We are thrilled to partner with Stad's Crabfest to deliver music hope and smiles to kiddos battling cancer & their siblings in New Jersey this year!

Stad's Crabfest is a New Jersey nonprofit organization that is devoted to enhancing the quality of life of those affected by cancer, focusing on the journey from Diagnosis through resolution.

 Stad's Crabfest has awarded a $5,000 grant to the KEYS Program's Music Therapy Outreach Program to provide ukuleles to children battling cancer and their siblings to use in music therapy sessions or to jam along with during our concerts!

BIG thanks to the wonderful folks at Stad's Crabfest for partnering with us to deliver music, ukuleles and BIG smiles to our KEYS kids this year!

Be sure to check out Stad's Crabfest at www.stadscrabfest.org!

Stad's Crabfest helping to deliver smiles to New Jersey KEYS kiddos!

 Wear Your Heart
on Your Sleeve 2021!

BIG thank you to all who wore their hearts on their sleeves for our KEYS kids and those loved ones who have battled cancer!

Hearts were worn in 14 states and 6 countries this year, including: New York...Florida...Colorado...New Hampshire...Virginia...Texas...Kentucky...Pennsylvania... NorthCarolina...California...Illinois...Indiana...New Jersey...Massachusetts...Denmark...Germany...Belgium... South Korea...Greece...and Canada!

Now that's a lot of hearts...and a lot of smiles...

1,904 hearts and smiles in all!

After all...it's all about the smiles!

Florida Virtual School Students Creating Videos...and smiles...for our KEYS Kids!

KEYS is so excited to have students at the Florida Virtual School creating videos for KEYS Kids Network for pediatric patients across the US to enjoy!

"Zachary, a senior at Florida Virtual Schools (FLVS) reached out to me to see if he could volunteer his time to bring smiles to our KEYS kids. Since we are virtual, he suggested that he, and his classmates, could create videos sharing their talents." said Colleen Bennett, KEYS Executive Director/Founder. "We just love having teens giving their hearts to bring smiles to our KEYS kids and are SO excited to partner with them!"

Students will be sharing their talents to bring BIG smiles to our KEYS kids.  We will be adding more videos in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, check out this video of Zachary teaching the kiddos some really amazing yo-yo tricks!

Thank you so much for all you do Zachary and everyone at FLVS!

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The KEYS Program
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The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that delivers music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer and serious illnesses.

 

For 27 years, KEYS has been sharing the combined power of music and joy of motorsports to improve the quality of life of children facing incredible health challenges, while creating memorable moments for their family!

And all at no cost to the families we serve. 

Email: info@thekeysprogram.org

Phone: 315-363-6446

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Big thanks to our major donors who make smiles possible all year!